Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > DAR Critiques > Beauty Retouch - Critique please

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Srinath Mayilswami

Posts: 30

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Hey, I just got my profile approved and this is my first critique post. I am so happy that I can finally post in this forum. Anyways, here is the image. I would like to know if the changes I made to the image is good or not and also, what other changes you would do. Thanks

BEFORE
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/7125/k8im.jpg

AFTER
http://imageshack.us/a/img845/4003/bd0i.jpg

Aug 29 13 07:27 am Link

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fotoretusz

Posts: 122

Włocławek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Skin looks ok, white of the eye looks unnatural imo

Aug 29 13 07:30 am Link

Retoucher

Srinath Mayilswami

Posts: 30

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

fotoretusz wrote:
Skin looks ok, white of the eye looks unnatural imo

Thank you.. Is it too clean or too white?

Aug 29 13 07:36 am Link

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fotoretusz

Posts: 122

Włocławek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Too clean, white and looks very flat

Aug 29 13 07:38 am Link

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MP_DigitalStudio1

Posts: 1041

San Francisco, California, US

I think both... too white and too clean. I'd also remove the spectra-light reflections.

Just my 2 cents smile

Aug 29 13 07:40 am Link

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Srinath Mayilswami

Posts: 30

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

MP_DigitalStudio1 wrote:
I think both... too white and too clean. I'd also remove the spectra-light reflections.

Just my 2 cents smile

You mean the the big catchlight?

fotoretusz wrote:
Too clean, white and looks very flat

Ok.. Thanks.. Will change them..

Aug 29 13 07:42 am Link

Photographer

JoshuaBerardi

Posts: 615

Davenport, Iowa, US

fotoretusz wrote:
Too clean, white and looks very flat

+1

Remember the eye is a ball; it ought to be shaded like one.

Aug 29 13 10:36 am Link

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Srinath Mayilswami

Posts: 30

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

JoshuaBerardi wrote:
Remember the eye is a ball; it ought to be shaded like one.

Well.. I get it now.. Thanks for that explanation.. smile

Aug 29 13 11:02 am Link

Photographer

Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Whites of the eye should have less cyan.

Everything is way to flat as you used the High Pass method, and there is really no need to.

Also, use hard brush here and there, this is skin, not rubber.

Sep 18 13 06:04 am Link

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Whitney Minthorn

Posts: 83

Pendleton, Oregon, US

I think what you have done already is great.  Crease of eyes (shadows) seem just a bit too saturated.

Sep 18 13 06:20 pm Link